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Missing Holland man seen on Grand Haven pier found safe
A missing 20-year-old man has been found after going missing in Holland Saturday night and found Sunday morning on Grand Haven's south pier. "Terry Sims has been located, and is safe," said Ottawa County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Matthew Wildfong. "He is being returned to his home. Thank you to the media, and the citizens who helped find him."
Ottawa Impact broadens control in new communications lockdown mandate
OTTAWA COUNTY — Another political storm is brewing in Ottawa County — this time over how much control Administrator John Gibbs should have over public health communications. The most recent order sent to county employees from Gibbs requires that all media interviews, website updates, social posts, press releases...
Cheers! New West Michigan Winery Set to Open This Summer
A new place to enjoy West Michigan-made wine will open up later this year!. Years in the making, Fox and Hen Winery in Grand Haven has announced grand opening plans. West Michigan natives, the owners moved to Grand Haven in 2013, purchasing a house with 6.5 acres of sandy, gravely soil on the outskirts of town, in the heart of blueberry country. Fox and Hen Vineyards is located at 13373 104th Ave., less than one mile from Bass Recreational Area.
Ottawa County missing man found soon after he was spotted on pier
The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office needs your help finding a man who went missing from his adult foster care home.
Bucs denied boys volleyball state title, turned away by Hudsonville for second straight spring
GRAND RAPIDS — As Saturday night's state final wound on, Grand Haven boys volleyball had nowhere to hide. There was no other place they wanted to be, no other team they wanted to face to finish their season.
Are These Still the 10 Soberest Cities In Michigan?
We often hear about the drunkest cities in Michigan - but what about the soberest cities in the Great Lakes State?. If your city made the list of 10 Soberest Cities in Michigan, do you think it's accurate? Road Snacks published this particular sober cities list in 2015. That was eight years ago? Does the data still hold up?
Responders extinguish PADNOS fire after several hours
HOLLAND — A commercial fire at PADNOS in downtown Holland was extinguished around 5 p.m. Saturday, June 3, according to the Holland Department of Public Safety Fire Services. Pine Avenue reopened to traffic, and responders thanked operators at the recycling plant for aiding fire crews. For a time, nearby residents were asked to...
3,000 hemlock trees at Lake Michigan park to be treated for deadly HWA bug
MUSKEGON COUNTY, MI – More than 3,000 hemlock trees in Lake Harbor Park on Lake Michigan will be treated for a deadly bug as part of an effort to treat 600 acres of public property in Muskegon and Ottawa counties. The hemlock woolly adelgid, or HWA, is devastating forests...
Muskegon Pride Festival begins with first-ever Muskegon Pride Parade
MUSKEGON, MI – Pride flags and rainbow clothing stretched across Western Avenue to ring in the Muskegon Pride Festival on Saturday, June 3, with the first-ever Muskegon Pride Parade, filled with local associations and businesses showing alliance with the LGBTQ+ members of their community. This is only the second...
30 food vendors coming to Hackley Park this June
MUSKEGON, Mich. — If you're looking to try some of the best flavors Muskegon County has to offer, head over to Hackley Park this June. That's where the 17th Annual Taste of Muskegon will take place, bringing in everything from pizza to Thai cuisine. This year, there will be...
Beloved anchor in Grand Haven not just for Coast Guard Fest anymore
GRAND HAVEN, MI – The iconic anchor atop Grand Haven’s Dewey Hill will now be a summer-long feature – not just one reserved for special occasions. Previously only hoisted for the annual Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival and on the Fourth of July, the anchor will now be a summer-long nod to the city’s boating heritage and love for the Coast Guard.
'I would rather die fighting': Ottawa County residents attend active shooter training
WEST OLIVE — A group of Ottawa County residents recently attended a civilian response training for an active shooter situation Monday, May 22. “I might have all these cool things on my belt,” Sgt. Chris Koster said in front of the class of 14, in the main conference room of the Fillmore Complex. “But you guys are the first responders.”
Parents: Sudden childcare center closure was ‘disappointing,’ ‘heartbreaking’
PARK TWP. — Parents of children affected by the sudden closure of Lakeshore Little People's Place Harderwyk say they were left scrambling after receiving only a day’s notice their childcare was going away, after previously being told the center would stay open. Lakeshore Little People’s Place announced Saturday,...
Momentum Center leader looking to clear up ‘mischaracterization’ of organization
GRAND HAVEN — The leader of a local nonprofit is pushing back against the "mischaracterization” of her organization during public comment portions of Ottawa County board meetings. Some commenters have decried events at the Momentum Center in Grand Haven and called it a “political organization,” while staff and...
Key bridge in Fruitport closing for 5 weeks
MUSKEGON COUNTY, MI – A well-traveled bridge in the village of Fruitport will close for repairs for more than a month starting Monday. The Bridge Street bridge over Norris Creek will shut to all but emergency vehicles starting June 5, according to a notice from the Muskegon County Road Commission.
Schriber named GHHS athletic director
After an extensive search, Taylor Schriber has been named the new athletic director at Grand Haven High School. Schriber has served as the assistant athletic director at Grand Haven the past nine years. During that time, he has also coached freshman baseball, JV girls golf, and varsity boys golf. According...
GHAPS celebrates last day of school
School’s out for Grand Haven Area Public Schools, but not without one last day of classroom fun. To celebrate the end of the 2022-2023 school year, students at Peach Plains Elementary School made their way outside for the Field Day Funpalooza, organized by gym teacher Matthew Karsten.
Muskegon Man killed in crash on Maple Island Road Thursday
MUSKEGON COUNTY, Mich. — The Grand Rapids Post of the Michigan State Police (MSP) are investigating a fatal crash that happened in Muskegon County Thursday. A 64-year-old man from Muskegon was killed in the crash after his SUV went off the road, hit a mailbox and a tree, police say.
Meet Homestar, looking for his fur-ever home after he was stranded during a hurricane
MUSKEGON, Mich. — Are you looking for your next best friend?. Meet Homestar! He is a mixed breed dog available for adoption from the Noah Project in Muskegon. Homestar is 6 years old and came all the way here from Florida. He was found tied up to a tree...
The Grand Haven Offshore Challenge has begun
Update (06/02/23): In a previous version of the story it was written there would be a beer and food tent at the Grand Haven's Eagles Club open to the public. This was incorrect. Originally, started more than 20-years-ago by Willis Kerridge, the Grand Haven Offshore fishing tournament is a multi-day...
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